The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in either AI/Machine learning; Optimization (especially with applications to machine learning); cybersecurity; cloud computing and distributed systems (preferably with networking and service architecture knowledge); or data science (especially in AR/VR/MR), though strong candidates with specialties in closely related areas of Computer Science will be given full consideration. The ideal candidate will have the ability to integrate with existing research expertise in the department and to engage in applied research in collaboration with industry and other non-academic partners. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field and will become a member of the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics (cmps.ok.ubc.ca). The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.
Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, and in accordance with UBC Okanagan’s Declaration of Truth and Reconciliation Commitments and the documented disadvantages faced by women in the field of computer science, the selection will be restricted to members of the following two designated equity groups: women and Indigenous Peoples.
Candidates will demonstrate evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment. The successful candidates will teach in their core area of research as well as other related courses and have a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence. Our department strongly believes in quality teaching and engaging student experiences. Candidates will have a competitive record of scholarly contributions in their respective field of research, and the ability to establish a strong externally funded research program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum, supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and fulfill service obligations to the University and community.
The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to Indigenous engagement. As part of the University’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, UBC Okanagan has committed to supporting and implementing five key commitments, which can be found at https://ok.ubc.ca/about/indigenous-engagement/.
The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary department of more than 40 faculty members with deep strength in optimization and with growing research clusters in astrophysics, data science, machine learning, and medical physics, as well as active engagement in the scholarship of teaching. The Department is home to the Centre for Optimization, Convex Analysis and Non-Smooth Analysis (ocana.ok.ubc.ca) as well as the Medical Physics and Data Analytics Cluster (mpdac.ok.ubc.ca), and it is in the process of affiliating with the Banff International Research Station (birs.ca).
The Department is housed in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science which contains both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, go to https://science.ok.ubc.ca/.
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 10,000 students in nine faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, the campus offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: Relocating to Kelowna (ubc.ca).
Applications are to be submitted in one continuous PDF file online at https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs and should include:
- a cover letter clearly indicating position to which the candidate is applying
- a curriculum vitae
- statement of research interests
- a statement of teaching philosophy
- evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching/course evaluations)
- a 1-page diversity statement (i.e., experience working within a diverse environment and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus)
- the names of three referees who can be asked to submit letters of reference.
Candidates must self-identify as belonging to one or more of the designated equity groups to be considered for the position in the survey at the following link https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byK4fR2ioU8GzxX. Because the search is limited to those self-identifying as members of designated equity groups, candidates must also provide their name in the survey to be considered.
Personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Data will be collected by the Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as women and/or Indigenous Peoples will be shared with the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.
Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. Yves Lucet at email@example.com. All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Computer Science Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.
The deadline for applications is January 20, 2021. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.